Pastor, father of 10, killed in wrong-way crash on I-4 in Orlando

Second driver suffers life-threatening injuries, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. – A longtime pastor and father of 10 was killed early Monday in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando, officials said.

The fatal wreck happened around 3 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-4 near South Street.

Police identified the victim as Orlando Rivera. Investigators said he was traveling in the proper direction on the highway when his vehicle was struck by a black four-door Mercedes.

Rivera, 52, was a former pastor at Northland Church in Longwood.

Friends have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Rivera's wife and children. 

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The other driver, who police said was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, was identified Tuesday afternoon as 31-year-old Nelson Enrique Molina. Information on possible charges he could face was not immediately available.

I-4 eastbound was shut down at Kaley Street while traffic homicide investigators were called to the scene. 

Stay with News 6 and for updates on this developing story.